Sarah K. Spencer: Since there’s no need for surgery, Lloyd Pierce said he’s very encouraged by Kevin Huerter’s diagnosis. Huerter has already started rehab. He and Pierce texted earlier. “Not having surgery is mental peace of mind for Kevin, as he explained in the text message.”
Sarah K. Spencer: As far as how much progress Kevin Huerter has made coming back from his right knee issues, Pierce says the 4 days off helped his conditioning + confidence. "I wouldn't say he's 100% back to where he'd like to be, but I know he feels better. I know he looks better."
Sarah K. Spencer: Kevin Huerter says he's almost back to 100 percent. "I'm not quite there yet, but part of the rehab process is getting in games and kinda feeling what it feels like in NBA game speed, so tonight is another step toward that."
Chris Kirschner: Kevin Huerter said he took about 2 1/2 weeks off after the season then came back to Atlanta in the first week of May. His knee was bothering him then. He thought it was just soreness and nothing serious. It got worse in August and he wasn’t confident jumping off his right foot.
Chris Kirschner: For tomorrow’s game at Detroit: Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) is probable. Allen Crabbe (post op rehab – right knee) is out. Chandler Parsons (load management – bilateral knees) is out.
Sarah K. Spencer: Per Lloyd Pierce, Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) "had an unbelievable day, start to finish" in practice today. All signs seem to be pointing to Huerter being healthy for the season, as he's put together a few good days of practice.
Chris Kirschner: Kevin Huerter fully practiced today. If he can string some days together before Thursday, the hope is he will he available against the Pistons.
Sarah K. Spencer: Pierce says it's too soon to say if Kevin Huerter will be ready to go for Thursday's game vs. Detroit. Want to make sure he doesn't throw Huerter out there before he's fully ready.
Chris Kirschner: For tomorrow’s game at New York: Evan Turner (left Achilles pain) is probable. Allen Crabbe (post op rehab – right knee) is out. Kevin Huerter (right knee pain) is out. Chandler Parsons (load management – bilateral knees) is out.
Sarah K. Spencer: Kevin Huerter participated in the first 12-minute scrimmage, Lloyd Pierce says. Didn't play in the second one. No firm return date for him yet.
Sarah K. Spencer: Per Lloyd Pierce, Brandon Goodwin got hit in the hip yesterday and may be limited in tomorrow's preseason game vs. the Pelicans. If Kevin Huerter plays (knee), it will be minute-restricted. Ray Spalding will be out getting some dental work done.
Sarah K. Spencer: "It's doing better. Doing about half this stuff. Just monitoring soreness and stuff like that." -- Kevin Huerter on his left knee (no structural damage)
Sarah K. Spencer: Kevin Huerter has been struggling with knee pain, but an MRI ruled out any structural injury. He's being treated to reduce inflammation. He is able to participate in on-court activities but with rehab limitations.
Kevin Chouinard: Trae Young and John Collins (load management) are out. Kevin Huerter (mid-back pain) remains questionable. DeAndre’ Bembry and Kent Bazemore are available.
Kevin Chouinard: Injury list for tomorrow vs. MIL Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) is probable. DeAndre’ Bembry (right ankle sprain) is probable. John Collins (load management) is questionable. Kevin Huerter (mid-back pain) is questionable. Trae Young (load management) is questionable.
Kevin Chouinard: Hawks injury list: Justin Anderson (neck strain), Deyonta Davis (R ankle sprain), Taurean Prince (bilateral foot soreness) are probable. Kent Bazemore (L adductor strain), Kevin Huerter (mid-back pain), Dewayne Dedmon, Miles Plumlee, Alex Poythress, Omari Spellman are out.
Chris Kirschner: Tomorrow's game against Orlando: Kent Bazemore (left adductor strain) is doubtful. Kevin Huerter (mid-back pain) is doubtful.
Kevin Chouinard: For today’s game, Hawks say that Vince Carter (right knee contusion), Kevin Huerter (back contusion), Alex Len (left knee contusion) are available. John Collins (flu-like symptoms) is out.
Kevin Chouinard: Kevin Huerter (left ankle sprain) is available. Will be his first action since All-Star break.
Kevin Chouinard: Hawks say that for tomorrow vs. HOU: DeAndre’ Bembry (left quad contusion) is probable. Kevin Huerter (left ankle sprain) is questionable. Miles Plumlee (left knee pain) is out. Taurean Prince (personal reasons) is out.
Kevin Huerter has been 100 percent cleared for all basketball activities after the Hawks’ first-round draft pick had the start of his rookie offseason interrupted by hand surgery. [...] They selected the shooting guard out of Maryland after he had surgery. Huerter had an undiagnosed torn ligament between his ring and pinkie fingers on this right hand that was discovered during pre-draft workouts. [...] The cast is gone and Huerter can take part in offseason workouts on the court The Hawks begin training camp late next month.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Maryland forward Kevin Huerter, a projected first-round pick in the June NBA Draft, underwent surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right hand, sources tell ESPN. He will be sidelined for two months.
November 25, 2020 | 1:57 am EST Update
For two weeks before it appeared that the Bucks had a deal to bring in Bogdanovic alongside Holiday, there had been promising rumblings in league circles that Antetokounmpo was prepared to sign the extension. A belief was building that Antetokounmpo was likely to opt for immediate financial security by signing before the season and quietly reserving the right to try to force a trade later if he was unhappy, as George did one season after re-signing in Oklahoma City.
Again, this is NOT normal. Usually, teams at the level of those three clubs above push all their chips in to maximize the present for all its worth. The fact these three clubs weren’t willing to do so tells you 1) how much of a game-changer they think Antetokounmpo would be for their franchises, and 2) how gettable they think he is in free agency. Put it this away: Nobody was setting cash aside to make a run at Anthony Davis this summer.
Carmichael Dave: Now that the Bogi situation is behind them, I continue to hear solid and steady chatter that the Kings and Hassan Whiteside are engaged in talks to bring him to Sacramento. Nothing is imminent, but they’ve been going on for days off and on.
While Jeremy Lin awaits a free agency offer from an NBA team, the Beijing Ducks are working to bring him back to China. Chinese Basketball Association reporter Jia Lei posted an update to that effect on his Weibo account on Wednesday morning. “Beijing Shougang is actively pursuing Jeremy Lin, trying to persuade Jeremy Lin to give up the NBA, return to the CBA, and join Beijing,” Jia wrote.
Ingram’s contract was the final thing on the to-do list for New Orleans this offseason, giving them 14 players under contract along with two-way player Naji Marshall. Ingram’s deal puts the Pelicans a few hairs under the luxury tax line, and a source told The Athletic that the plan for now is to go into training camp with the roster assembled the way it currently is. The only change I would expect to see between now and December is the addition of one more two-way contract player to add depth.
Bogdan Bogdanovic: Thank you so much @SacramentoKings for welcoming me with so much love to start my NBA career. Thank you for allowing me to be myself and giving me the opportunity to follow my dreams!!! Thank you to the fans and the city for welcoming me, and supporting me the whole time!! (1/2) I’m going to miss all my friends, teammates and one of the best fan bases in NBA!!! Thank you, your guy Bogi.